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CBS
Jul 23, 2012 4:00pm EDT
>>> the strong reaction to james holmes appearance before a judge. >>> i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. >> for the first time the world sees the man accused of the worst mass shooting in u.s. history. teresa garcia reports for wjz. james holmes physical appearance disturbs some victims in the court. >> james holmes had brightly died hair and appeared to be daze for his first court appearance. >> you have a right to remain silent. >> the suspected gunman refused to look at the judge while he was read his rights. several times it looked like the 24-year-old was nodding off. >> you're currently being held on a no bond hold. >> prosecutors said they didn't know whether holmes was on medication. >> there's no such thing as a slam dunk case. it is a case where we will -- we're still looking at the enormous amount of evidence. >> the district attorney said her office will consider pursuing the death penalty and consult with the families of the victims before making that decision. >> if the death penalty is brought, that's a long process that impacts their lives for years. . >> family
FOX
Jul 29, 2012 10:00pm EDT
news at ten. and coming up in 9 minutes... the latest on james holmes... as he heads back to court tomorrow.what experts are saying after learning holmes was seeing a psychiatrist before shooting and killing several people inside a colorado movie theater. a howard county police officer is recovering tonight after a woman crashed her car into the back of his police cruiser early saturday morning. police say yolanda murchison appeared to be driving under the influence when her car jumped a curb...and slammed into the back of the officers cruiser on washington boulevard. murchinson was arrested at the scene.the officer is in the hospital in stable condition. police need your help in finding a bull dog they say attacked and seriously wounded a man tuesday in anne arundel county.say the man was walking near burns crossing road near dicus mill road when a loose dog began following him. the dog bit the man several times. the bull dog is described as brown and black... about 100-pounds. animal control is also continuing to look for the dog. a beltsville man is charged with first degree mur
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. they appear to be certainly of high caliber. >> reporter: holmes was armed with an assault weapon and two high caliber pistols. he surrendered without putting up a fight warning officers his apartment was bobby trapped with explosives. >> chemical elements and incendiary elements, linked together with wires. as a layman something i've never seen before. >> as the investigation continues at his apartment and theater holmes family in san diego has released a written statement which says in part our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. the faces of those lost in the shooting are coming to light now. people like jessica ghawi, an aspiring sports kachter recently moved from san antonio, texas to denver. so many struggling like investigators here to understand how and why it happened. jay gray, nbc news, aurora, colorado. >> president obama and mitt romney both had campaign rallies scheduled for today. they appeared as not rallies only briefly and only to comment on the shooting. >> if there's anything to take way from this trage
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 12:00pm EDT
-coverage or visit travelers.com. colorado mas -- >>> colorado massacre, james holmes makes his first court appearance. >>> we have breaking news out of colorado where the gunman accused in the movie theater massacre appears in court. >> james holmes appeared in court for the first time with bright origin -- orange red hair. >> james holmes made his first court appearance since the deadly rampage. he was read his lights and asked if he understood why he was in court. >> it is said that you shall not harass or tamper with any witness to or victim of the acts you are charged with committing. >> prosecutors were given until next monday to file formal charges. police say holmes has lawyered up and refusing to cooperate. it could take months to learn what motivated the attack. the district attorney is considering pursuing the death penalty. prosecutors will consult with families of the victims before making that decision. in the cha i don't -- chaos holmes almost got away, he was wearing tactical gear and his gas mask was different. investigators cleared out all explosives from his apartment, in
FOX
Jul 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
is in custody has been identified as 24-year- old james holmes. as this day unfolded, the horror from those early moments of this shooting rampage have lost none of their impact. >> the first call went out after midnight. packed theater premiering a new bat man film, a horrific attack is being unleashed that was all too real. >> 3:14, for a shooting at century theaters. they are saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> it began when the alleged gunman, 24-year-old james holmes stood in front of the screen. some said they thought it was part of the film or a prank. people in the theater say the first shots were followed by larger bursts of gunfire. >> they heard a loud explosion and shortly after that, we heard gun shots open up and it sounded like a fully automatic weapon. >> cell phone video captured the moments. theater goers are seen covered in blood. they put the death toll at 12 dead in all 71 shot, a three month old baby. >> most of the injuries were again gun shot wounds, they varied from wounds to the chest and abdomen to extremity wounds as well. >> near his car in
FOX
Jul 24, 2012 5:00am EDT
at friday's mass shooting. she was among the victims and their families in attendance when james holmes made his first court appearance monday. his hair was all orange because he's some freak. she thinks he deserves the death penalty. he planed to kill more people than he did. he shouldn't be able to breathe anymore honestly. holmes appeared dazed as he listened to the judge read his rights and give notice no bond would be granted. jordan ghawi, who lost his sister jessica, skipped the hearing because he was fraid he might lash out at the suspect. i don't want to look in the eyes of the man who took away my sister and 11 other lives. tom teves, who lost his son alex, wants the media to stop covering the suspect. we always say why, why? and we never know why. but we got enough data. let's start figuring out why. and i'll guarantee one of them is because they want to be on television. hey want to be infamous. holmes has reportedly not been cooperating with police. however they say they have evidence he'd been plotting the massacre for months. a law enforcement official who 3 viewed the
FOX
Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
.... before the government called james holmes a 'killer'.....he was labeled a genius...and the government showered him with cash. in fact, the doctoral student was bankrolling 26-thousand dollars a year in government gr. grants. where did the money come from for james holmes to purchase a small arsenal? in the months leading up to the massacare -- police say holmes' stockpiled six-thousand rounds of ammunition, an ar-15 assault rifle, a remington 870 shotgun, a 40 caliber glock handgun, a knife, and protective clothing. not too mention the bombs there's no record of holmes workkng since he dropped out of a prestigious neuroscience program at the university of colorado at denver in june. academically brilliant, holmes was only one of six predoctoral students to receive a 21-thousand 600 dollar a year grant. his only known source of income. money for those "t-32 grants" comes from the national institutes of health. some people now suggest that the n- i-h was the unwitting underwriter of holmes' weapons of death, but we do not know if that is how holmes' spent the money. a spokes
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
spree in colorado. here's what we know right now. police are saying this man, 24- year-old james holmes, open fire inside of a movie theater. in all, 70 victims and 12 people who were killed. eyewitness news has complete coverage, we have the latest from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: well, the victims of this massacre have been identified and family members have been told if their loved ones were among those killed or wounded. at this hour, 24 people are still in the hospital, 11 in critical condition. candles flickered throughout the night for the victims in the theater sheeter. matt's fiance is on life support. >> it makes no sense. >> reporter: tom sullivan spent the day trying to find his son. >> we're looking for him. >> reporter: and then late friday night, the family was notified alex sullivan was killed. he was celebrating his 27th birthday with a midnight screening of the "dark knight rises," when this man, 24-year- old james holmes threw gas canisters into the theater and started shooting. >> at the time, i thought it was fireworks and then i was hit here. >> reporter: st
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 12:00pm EDT
ranging from three months old to 45 years old. he accused shooter, james holmes is in custody. >> we have more on what exactly happened. >> just moments ago the family of the suspect james holmes issued a statement saying their heart goes out of those involved. they also asked for their privacy at this time. we are learning more about the suspects, including that he is a student at the university of colorado medical school but withdrew last month. an aspiring sports journalist named jessica is the first person to be identified in this horrific incident. mayhem in a colorado movie theater. 24-year-old james holmes opened fire at a midnight screening of batman killing 12 people. images of the scene were captured on cell phones. according to witnesses james holmes dressed in all black wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest. he released some sort of gas then opened fire. >> i tried to help my friends get out. >> 12 people were killed, dozens of others ranging in age from three months to 45 years old were taken to area hospitals many in critical condition. >> anywhere from mild to severe i
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the man police say opened fire. abc 2 news has uncovered exclusive video that james holmes gave to a group of students. >> reporter: stunning new images of suspect james holmes an exclusive video and photos obtained by abc 2 news. this is video of holmes talking to students at a science camp in san diego. discussing what he calls illusions. >> the then 18-year-old holmes appears slightly nervous. >> the study of subjective experience which is what's placed inside the minded as a opposed to the external world. >> reporter: as new details emerge about holmes residents of aurora are still trying to draw up what happened. president obama heads to console a grieving community. >> it's like whoever thought this would immediately affect my family. when they see other shootings. they think, oh my gosh, i can't imagine what those families are going through. >> reporter: the suspect, james holmes was on a path on destruction. not only killing and injuring dozens in a colorado movie theater but in his apartment was a mind field of explosive booby-traps. designed to kill anyone who entered. a auth
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
today. 24-year-old james holmes is facing formal charges connected with the shooting spree that left 12 people dead. ed lawrence now has the latest from centennial, colorado. >> reporter: james holmes is being officially charged with murder be 12 people and injuring 58 others in a shooting rampage during a midnight showing of the new batman movie. during his first court appearance july 23rd, holmes remained silent. some people in the courtroom described him as dazed. legal analysts say holmes's lawyers are likely planning on an insanity defense. >> this is going a case where the focus will be on his mental state during this process in terms of when he is competent to even go through this process now. >> reporter: lawyers are also arguing over a defense motion to find out who leaked information about a packet holmes allegedly sent to a psychiatrist in the university of colorado denver. prosecutors said reports were inaccurate. the defense wants anything holmes sent to his doctor to be blocked from evidence. eleven survivors remain in the hospital, four in critical condition. edward lawre
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
half hour or so. and right now, investigators are at the apartment of james holmes, the suspected gunman. it is full, we're told, of booby traps and explosives and trip wires. they may actually send in robots to gather more video. they've already done that once yesterday. so, let's start with new information about the victims this morning. nick valencia is following that for us in atlanta. nick, what is the latest? >> good morning, randi. we just got off the phone with the aurora police department, and we had expected to get that list, as you'd mentioned, within a matter of minutes here in the 10:00 eastern hour. unfortunately, the police now are saying they're pushing that back, and they do have a 2:00 p.m. local/4:00 p.m. eastern press conference scheduled as well as that other media briefing with the police department, where our poppi harlow is, the location where suspect james holmes lived, but that's the latest. for now, we have five victims, five names of the deceased that we've been able to confirm. a short time ago, i spoke to the father of one of the victims, john larimer
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
to the shooter. james holmes refusing to cooperate, using evidence bags as hand puppets. what was fueling his bizarre actions in the courtroom. >>> family fight. police called overnight to the jackson home. this photo showing janet and jermaine jackson arguing. new details to where the king of pop's mom has really been all the time. >>> and -- the boss' shocking secrets revealed. bruce springsteen opening up. >>> and the whole gang and breaking as we come on the air, that major increase in security at the olympics. the military force is now going to top 18,000 overall. minimum wage guards who weren't adequately trained and the government is not taking any chances now, just three days before the opening ceremonies. >> that's right, opening ceremonies on friday. >>> also ahead, the latest on the punishment for penn state, slapped with major penalties in the wake of that abuse scandal. so much emotional reaction from all sides. and a lot of debate of whether this punishment was too harsh on the school and the students there now. >>> also this morning, we're going to welcome will ferrell, can't w
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
. >> police say the heavily armed suspect, james holmes, walked into a theater and opened fire. >> he started shooting people that were trying to escape from that exit. >> 12 were killed and more were wounded than in any shooting in american history. >> i don't ever want to see something like that again. >> but the story is still unfolding as police try to disarm explosive booby traps set in the 24-year-old suspect's apartment. >> complete coverage of the tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, tragedy in aurora on "cbs this morning saturday," july 21, 2012. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good saturday morning to all those who are joining us now. still so many unknowns about this tragedy, this horrific heinous crime. we have so much to learn about this massacre and the young man accused of carrying it out. our own jeff glor is in aurora this morning. we will be going to him throughout the broadcast for the very latest. good morning to you, jeff. >> reporter: rebecca, good morning to you. a little more than 24 hours now after the investigation and recovery are still just
CBS
Jul 26, 2012 4:30am EDT
>>> mail messages. colorado shooting suspect james holmes allegedly mailed a package of handwritten letters to one of his instructors at the university of colorado. guns and politics. president obama and mitt romney opposing views on the need for revised gun control laws. >> i also believe that a lot of gun owners would believe that ak-47s belong in the hands of soldiers not in the hands of criminals. >> i'm a strong defender of the second amendment. i don't believe we need new laws. >>> and parachute plunge. a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth a daredevil jumps from a balloon nearly 20 miles above the earth for a world record attempt. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, july 26, 2012. >>> good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the university of colorado received a package from alleged theater gunman james holmes. the package containing handwritten papers was addressed to one of holmes' instructors in the neuroscience ph.d. program. meanwhile, the first of holmes alleged victims was buried. t
FOX
Jul 21, 2012 10:00pm EDT
squads risk their lives forcing their way into the booby trapped apartment of 24-year-old james holmes. good to have you with us on this saturday night, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. police say they have recovered a significant amount of evidence from the apartment of shooting suspect, james holmes. they now believe this was a calculated act planned over many months. >> investigators say his apartment was rigged to kill first responders. fox 5's audrey barnes is in the newsroom with a closer look at the dangerous mission to uncover the booby traps and other evidence. audrey, good evening. >> good evening, will. a team of bomb technicians, chemical experts, and device examiners from the fbi's lab in quantico, virginia, spent the day helping disarm the booby traps in the apartment in colorado. and now the difficult task of identifying the chemicals and unraveling the mystery behind the violence is underway. bomb technicians successfully detonated an explosive device inside the apartment of movie massacre suspect, james holmes. but that was just the tip of the iceberg. investiga
FOX
Jul 24, 2012 6:00am EDT
monday. >> now, james holmes made his first court appearance yesterday and now prosecutors are going to talk to the family member of the victims about whether to pursue the death penalty. fox 5's lauren demarco is in the newsroom now with the details. >> reporter: the shooting left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a community heart broken. yesterday was the first time the public got a look at james holmes since he allegedly walked into the century 16 movie theater and opened fire. the 24-year-old and in court to hear a judge explain why he is being held without bond. holmes with his hair still died that orange-red was offer a chance to speak but he stayed quiet. he sat as though in a daze in the colorado courtroom. at one point, he even seemed to doze off. holmes is being held in solitary confinement. authorities say he is refusing to cooperate and it could take months to learn what prompted friday's horrific shooting rampage and a midnight screening of the dark knight rises. the defendants will likely argue that the suspect was not in good mental health at the time of the shooting
FOX
Jul 31, 2012 5:00am EDT
... james holmes was in court monday to hear the formal charges. 3 james holmes sat calmly in the courtroom, apparently unfazed when the judge announced that he'd been charged with 142 criminal charges, including 24 counts of first-degree murder -- two for each victim. theater shooting survivor don lader needed to see holmes up close - to send the accused mass killer a message. "i think they guy's a coward and seeing him confirmed that 100%. he looked defeated, he knows that he's not the one with power anymore, that it's us." in his first court appearance last week holmes displayed a bizarre range of bewildered expressions. this time he appeared more lucid and aware of what was going on around him. his red hair matted down, at times he stared blankly at the judge's bench in front of him and then his eyes would open wide as if trying to process the court exchanges. (nats) there were dozens of victims and family members in court today to see and judge holmes' demeanor for themselves. "i got a sense that he was very aware of what was going on. i do not believe he is insane but of course i'm no
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >> police in colorado state james holmes concocted this scheme as the new batman movie played on the screen. some believed it was a stunt for the summer blockbuster. instead, the 24-year-old threw gas canisters and unloaded a barrage of bullets. 70 people fell victim to holmes's assault. james holmes's rain of terror is not over. his apartment is a booby trap and they are trying to figure out how to disarm all of the devices. the entire complex has been evacuated. we have team coverage tonight of the shooting inside of the theatre. jay grey as th -- has the latest. >> investigators and a shattered community continued to search for answers for the questions of how and why the massacre happened. and stickers could be hidden behind an intricate web of explosive that the suspect had in his apartment. more tonight about the fire storm unleashed inside this movie theater. >> it is an act that defies description. >> james holmes was draft -- dressed in full body armor when he burst through an exit door during the premier of the movie the "dark knight rises." >> he was going up the stairs and shoot
CBS
Jul 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tonight. bomb experts are trying to secure 24-year-old james holmes' booby-traptd apartment. holmes was arrested that friday night, and has confessed to having several bombs inside his home. mo neck has the response here in maryland, but lets begin with teresa garcia with the latest from colorado. >> a controlled explosion went off inside the booby-trapped apartment of achylessed movie theater gunman james holmes. the blast was designed to help law enforcement get inside the apartment, which he said contained a complicated array of devices, trigger wires, chemicals, and ammunition. >> translator: the threat has not within completely eliminated. it has been significantly reduced. >> reporter: holmes is in custody, awaiting his first court appearance on monday. he's accused of massacring movie goers at the premier of the new batman film. >> a day before the shooting, some of his neighbors say they did make an impression on him. >> reporter: carl allen spoke with holmes on wednesday. >> he didn't say much to us. he had a weird look in his buy. >> reporter: we're also learning more abou
ABC
Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
that the tear gas cannisters launched into the audience were part of the movie until james holmes unloaded bullets. the blood-stained sidewalk. >> all i could think was if i stand up, he is going to shoot and i was trying to think how i was going to get my kids out of there. >> one survivor described it as hunting season. the way that james holmes slaughtered innocent victims at random. >> he shot people behind me and the bullet casings were on me and i smelled gunshots. >> he entered the theater with others. once inside, he popped open the emergency door and closed himself for combat wearing a gas mask and riot gear and armed himself for assault. >> i have seven down. >> there were guns firing and a loud bangs came from the right of the theater. smoke took over the entire theater and it was thick. >> holmes was found outside his car and immediately taken into custody. tonight, police have suspended efforts to get inside his apartment which they believe is laced with trip-wire bombs. >> it is vexing how to enter that apartment personally. i never see
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
in the movie shooting in colorado has back to court this morning. james holmes is expected to be formally charged. cameras will not be allowed in .he courtroom this time >> formal filing charges. prosecution is expected the hammer on james holmes. at his arraignment, he could face hundreds of charges included 12 counts of first- degree murder. and also reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. >> i do not care what the motive was. i want to see justice. >> she said she will be in the .ourt room she was shot several times. >> it was because of stress and trauma. >> many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the center of this investigation is a notebook that school.ent to the >> a psychologist or psychiatrist may pose a threat states they are obligated to do something. >> a breach of confidentiality will lobby that in today. >> the movie theater that was scene of the shooting did any uniformed security duty the night of the incident. guards arered as generally aren't and spent time or dealing with disputes. stay with abc 7 news for continuing coverage of this
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
and injured 58. james holmes sits in solitary confinement and the president arrived in colorado sunday offering support and condolences to those who lost their lives. sherrie johnson is here this morning and many of us couldn't take our eyes off the newsreports as they kept unfolding this past weekend. >> reporter: that's right. we learned this morning 24-year- old james holmes, theaccused shooter will appear in court. university of colorado officials are look into whether he used his position to collect hazardous materials. officials are not saying whether they knew the suspect in a mass theater shooting was anything more than a hard work student. holmes has not been cooperating with police and they say it could take months to learn the exact motive for his alleged attack. early friday on a packed theater of people watching the latest batman movie. the attack killed 12 and wounded 58 others. prz obama -- president obama flew to colorado to comfort family members e says he was there as a father and husband. >> i hope that he is here for all of these people, and i tank my looky -- lucky
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:30am EDT
: james holmes won't be charged. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them. one for each victim and probably more. 12 people died and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in the crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, the dark knight rises. in the month between this week's aarrangement and eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect james holmes in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it is holmes just after his high school graduation making a suppression at science camp. >> i would like to have superpower and i am might let him have more fun. >> reporter: the suspect is not cooperating with the authorities. and is in solitariy confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama. he spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >> i confessed to them that words are always inadequate in these situations. >> reporter: and then leaders of their community. >> one day, lord, we k
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
is expected when james holmes returns to court. >> reporter: the suspected shooter can expect to face a laundry list of charges, court documents show that prosecutors anticipate filing 12 counts of first degree murder, numerous counts of attempted first degree murder and other charges against suspected shooter. james holems will be escorted from the colorado jail cell where he is held in solitaire confinement in to a courtroom monday, expected to be formally charged. the 24 year old is suspected of gunning down dozens of people killing 12 and jewing dozens more. the case -- injuring dozen more. holmes says the contents of a package he mailed to his psychiatrist prior to the attacks are privileged. authorities seized the package as evidence. >> basically had to do with when a patient states a clear and imminent danger to a specific person, we have an obligation to warn the person, warn family members, people might be related to them and also the authorities. >> reporter: as holmes public defender builds the cases, families are holding funeral and memorial services. those who lost lifes
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 4:00pm EDT
broke out during the midnight premier of the new batman movie. the suspect james holmes is in custody. authorities are searching his apartment locate ad few miles from the theater. they believe it is rigged with explosives and the search could take days. >>> police say the suspect was heavily armed last night when he barged into a crowded theater, hurling a gas canister and opening fire on the crowd. >> nbc's jay gray has the latest now. >> reporter: it was just after midnight when the "dark knight" quickly moved from fiction to reality. >> it sounded like madness. we were watching a scene of the movie. it was a shootout scene. guns were firing. a loud bang came from the right of the theater. smoke took over. >> reporter: witnesses say a man wearing a helmet, bullet proof vest, loaded with body armor and a gas mask burst through the exit door near the movie screen and tossed two canisters into the theater. >> it was a gas canister. got harder to breathe. then gun shots started. >> reporter: the gunman identified as 24-year-old james holmes fired one shot into the air then turned his w
FOX
Jul 20, 2012 10:00pm EDT
also confirming tonight suspect james holmes carried out the movie theater ambush with weapons and ammunition that were legally purchased. >> 315 entry 14 for a shooting at century shooting 14300 east alameda avenue. they're saying somebody is shooting in the auditorium. >> moviegoers captured these images of the chaotic scene right after the shooting. police and fire dispatchers quickly realizing just how bad things were. >> 315 injuries, 14, at least one person that's been shot, but they're saying there's hundreds of people just running around. >> witnesses say the alleged mass murderer james homes dressed in body armor wearing a gas mask stood in front of the screen, released a gas canister and started shooting. >> we got another person out shot in the leg. i've got people running out of the theater that are shot in theater 9. >> of seat was taken, sold out. >> -- every seat was taken, sold out. >> we go out and the first thing we see is a 13, 14-year- old girl with a bullet wound in her leg and her stomach and probably her chest and i think she was right there about to die.
NBC
Jul 25, 2012 12:00pm EDT
holmes remains jailed in isolation in colorado while families of the 12 people he is areused of killing ou planning a funeral and memorial services. prosecutors are building their case against him. the latest from our aurora, colorado. >> this makeshift memorial near the theater is drawing people, many who did not know the but still feel the loss. >> it becomes really real. >> among the visitors, the stars of the "batman" movie, christian bale. also spent time with survivors and first responders. >> he was there to show his support and show that people cared. >> mr. holmes, do you have any questions? >> james holmes will undergo psychological evaluations during the month-long investigation. prosecutors will also look records at the medical school where he was a ph.d. student an interview family and friends. officials were back at the theater collecting evidence in the apartment that he had booby trap with a device is meant to kill. safely removed, investigators hope to find more clues as to what led one man to cause so much destruction and heartache. after charges are filed monday, key
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 6:00am EDT
the suspected shooter. james holmes will be escorted from the colorado jail cell into a courtroom on monday and he is expected to be formally charged. he is expected to done down 12 in a crowded movie theater. the case is raising questions about doctor-patient confidentiality. authorities see the note but as evidence. >> there were laws passed that said when a patient poses a damrisk -- >> as the public defender build their cases, families are still holding funerals and memorial services for the victims. they are being remembered, honored, and moreourned. >> she will be in our hearts and in our memories. >> holmes could be charged with first-degree murder, which carries the death penalty in colorado. 10 members for mremain in the hospital. >> stay with abc 7 news and wjla.com for more on the investigation. 6;03. >> we will check in with adam caskey for today's weather. >> it is pleasant and temperatures are pretty good. 67 in centreville. in the 60's in virginia it ever will. strasbourg down to 60. sunny and warm with high temperatures around 89 degrees with a few thunderstorms expected ma
ABC
Jul 24, 2012 4:30am EDT
was a 6 year old who just learned to swim. james holmes made his first court appearance monday with flaming red hair and a dazed look. holmes sat silent. one father says holmes looked demonic. sanchez says his daughter barely escaped the theater. her husband was shot in the head and remains in a coma. >> she confirmed this morning, when it's your own daughter, she escaped from death by just mere seconds, i would say, it makes you angry. >> holmes is not cooperating with investigators. reports indicate he was plotting the massacre for a number of months. >>> close call for more than a dozen moms and newborn babies in annapolis, evacuated from the arundel county medical center after a three alarm fire. it broke out on the third floor around 6:00. the floor is dedicated to women recovering from childbirth. smoke removal took an extended period of time. we forced air in to the building from outside. they tried to evacuate the smoke from the building. >> 60 firefighters responded to the blaze. no one was hurt. the fire was out in 15 minutes. investigators are looking for a cause. >>
CNN
Jul 21, 2012 11:00am PDT
of james holmes and what he was up to and how he pulled all of this off. >> i guess a real indicator that it wasn't going to be, or at least authorities felt pretty certain that this was going to be incredibly controlled and contained. they did not stop the traffic outside of that building. as we were watching it live we were still able to see cars streaming back and forth. at what point might they do that that they close off traffic? >> i think, if the situation they feel raises to a much more serious level, i can imagine just moments before they set off that controlled explosion inside that apartment just a little while ago, they did stop -- they asked everybody to stop moving. you can hear one of the officers over here start screaming fire in the hole. they repeated that several times and everybody stopped moving and then a few seconds later is when you heard the explosions. so in the moments before the controlled situations, they clamped everything down as best they can, but, clearly, at some point a lot of that area that you see behind me, fredericka, has been cordoned off. this
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
holmes, the suspect in the colorado movie theater shooting will appear in court for the first time. today is also a day of reflection for the community in aurora. >> a mid the chaos in the moments following the shooter 24 dwreerld james holmes almost got away. wearing tactical year, he slipped out of the theater and looked like any other swat team member on the scene expect for one mistake. >> there was one particular piece of equipment he had on him that was out of place. i'm so proud of my officers that they spotted that right away and channelled him. >> authorities were able to clear out all of the explosives in holmes apartment, including 30 homemade grenades designed to kill whoever walked in. among the evidence found, a bat man mask. >> we're building a case to show that this was a process by a very intelligent man who wanted to do this. >> president obama spent several hours here on sunday in a private meeting with the families of the victims. he said he told them he wasn't here as president but as a father and a husband. >> we can all understand what it would be to have somebody t
ABC
Jul 22, 2012 8:00am EDT
and hearing the alleged movie theater killer, james holmes. >> hello, i'm james. >>> and new details about the lethal, elaborate trap that he set in his apartment. trip wires, i.e.d. aerial shells. now, police, trying to answer the big question -- why did he do it? >>> the loss. we now have the names, the pictures and the stories of the 12 people who died in that theater, including a 6-year-old girl and three men who sacrificed themselves for their girlfriends. >>> still alive. police now say those two missing cousins in iowa were kidnapped but they believe they're still alive, new hope this morning as they expand the search to other states. what are the new clues they have? >>> and missing? has michael jackson's mother vanished? paris jackson calling for help that she hadn't seen her grandmother for more than a week. so, where is katherine jackson? >>> hey, good morning. on this day that we'll see the president of the united states making a trip to aurora, colorado, to visit with the victims of the movie theater massacre. >>> also this morning, this abc news exclusive. videotape of the su
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
family members and old friends of james holmes. he was a gifted kid, a student at the university of colorado, a phz. contradict that with this story that we have for you, it was the mere sound of his voice that led a gun club owner that we just spoke to to warn his employees about this 24-year- old. back on june 25, james holmes e- mailed an online application to a private gun club outside of denver in which he said he's not a drug user or a convicted felon. the owner called holmes three times to discuss his application. holmes never called back. our andean mccarren is in colorado. the message was very disturbing describing the voice as low, guttural, freakish even. he immediately told his staffers to not let holmes in to a july 1 orientation. >> one of my staff members called and said hey, what was the name of that person that you flagged for us? once that james holmes? i said yes. they said well, that's the name of the shooter. my main reaction was thank you, lord, for not giving him to us so we didn't have to have that problem. >> we also learned holmes purchased $300 worth of
CBS
Jul 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
: james holmes stared straight ahead as prosecutors charged him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree, 116 counts of criminal attempt to commit murder. >> reporter: the courtroom was filled with family members and victims still recovering from their wounds. holmes opened fire inside a colorado movie theater murdering 12 people. >> we're not going to back down for this individual. we're not going to let his fears stop our lives. >> reporter: the 24-year-old appeared subdued and at times dazed and still has that orange hair from last week. holmes spoke one time saying yes when asked if he understood the charges. holmes was charged with murder with motivation. holmes was reportedly seeing a psychiatrist and the defense wants anything taken returned. >> it was very important today to come and see him. there was a lot of anger. >> reporter: holmes is scheduled to be back in court in august. he could face the death penalty if convicted. edward lawrence, wjz. >> the judge has placed a gag order on the attorney who are handling the case. >>> a woman is recovering after being attacked
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
on 495 and on 50 between annapolis and bowie. the accused killer james holmes is scheduled to appear in for the first time this morning. >> police finished collecting evidence from his apartment, including several booby trap explosives. residents are still not allowed back because the building still some chemical hazard issues. the theater where the shooting remain closed as a crime scene for a couple weeks. >> the president flew to withado yesterday to visit families. another vigil was held to honor the victims. we get the latest details now from rebecca stevens. >> james holmes will not be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the charges. 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died and several others hospitalized in critical the gunman opened a crowded movie theater latest batman movie, rises."k knight a competency evaluation. for the first time, we are seeing and hearing the suspect exclusive video obtained by abc 7 news. him just after his high school graduation, making a presentation at science canmp. >> let them have more fun. >> a suspect i
NBC
Jul 21, 2012 9:00am EDT
shooting rampages in u.s. history. police say 24-year-old james holmes kicked open the theater's back door, tossed in smoke devices and came in shooting. he was dressed in black wearing a gas mask and body armor, armed with an assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun and two glock handguns. ten were killed at the scene, two died later. steven burton is among the 58 injured. >> at the time i thought it was fireworks, then i got hit here and i realized it was sml much more serious. and people started screaming. there was a lot of chaos. >> at that moment i just remember thinking i'm not going to die in here. me and my kids, we're not going to die in here. i need to get them out. i need to get out. and all i could think was if i stand up, he's going to shoot because that's what he was doing. and i was just trying to think. >> reporter: a few miles away the suspect's apartment described by aurora officials as extensively booby-trapped, continues to be a focus of the investigation. with help of a robot officials are working on a plan to disarm what appears to be bottles connected with wires with possi
NBC
Jul 30, 2012 12:00am EDT
holmes a way to a court hearing on monday. court documents show james holmes is treated by psychiatrists before the shooting. >> this weekend was filled with funeral and memorial services. suspect james holmes is scheduled to be formally charged in court monday but friends and families of the victim are still trying to come to grips with what happened. >> in moments of crisis, you do not have time to think. you only have time to react. >> a court document disclosed that james holmes's visited a psychiatrist before last week's attack. a package was seized during a search last week. a former denver prosecutor agrees with the decision. >> any communication between the defendant and the psychiatrists are protected. we do not know when the last time was he had any communications with her. we do not know the nature of those communications. those communications are protected. >> a psychologist weighed in on patient-doctor confidentiality. >> when a patient is a clear and imminent danger to a specific person, then we have an obligation to warn that person or family members and also the authority
CBS
Jul 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
holmes boobie trapped apartment where he had a more elaborate plan for violence. it was chaos inside a packed movie theater after a heavily armed gunman threw smoke grenades and opened fire during a screening of batman the movie. >> we have a number of people dead in the the theater. >> reporter: aurora police refuse to comment on word that holmes had his hair painted red and called himself the joker. jennifer seger says the suspect pointed a gun directly at her face. >> i didn't know what to do so i just jumped forward and crawled into a ball and waited for him to go upstairs. >> reporter: he fired an assault gun and at least one shotgun. some of those shots went through the wall into another theater. a man in a blood soaked shirt and a child in a batman costume were among hundreds that made it out alive. corbin dade was sitting on the front floor. >> i felt the caps from the bullet burning my leg. >> reporter: the university of colorado confirms holmes was dropping out of a class in neuroscience. police found explosives in his car and apartment. >> his apartment is boobie trapped w
ABC
Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the judge and a sea of onlookers. >> reporter: with dyed orange hair, 24-year-old james holmes sat silent in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and tired. >> you're currently being held on a no-bond hold. >> reporter: this is our first look at holmes since free day morning when he opened fire inside a movie theater killing 12 people, injurying dozens more. >> i'm trying to not deal with the anger. it's a decision when you feel like you can forgift guy but you know he's going to get justice. >> reporter: holmes is being held on a single murder charge. >> i would say there's no such thing as a slam dunk case f is a case -- case. it is a case where we're looking at the evidence. >> reporter: police spent weekend detonating booby traps inside holmes' apartment and removing explosives. they're combing through his computer saying his home was full of batman paraphernalia. today's hearing also comes after an emotional weekend for aurora. thousands attended a prayer vigil and president obama met with the victims' families. while the d.a. is considering the death penalty, she said first she wants
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 4:30am EDT
returns to court today. yis expected today i involving james holmes. >> reporter: in a few hours we will hear é&the charges filed against holmes for the first time as the victims are dealing with more heart break. the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year- old james holmes ten days after the movie theater massacre. at his arraignment he could case 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, along with first degree assault and reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. >> i don't care what your motive is, he knew what he was doing. >> reporter: ashley's stepmother says she will be in the couple, she lost her 6-year- old daughter in a shooting spree and was shot several times and suffered a miscarriage. >> it was because of stress and trauma. >> reporter: some of the victims families buried loved ones over the weekend. at the center is a notebook áÑ), holmes sent to his psychiatrist. the book includes plans for a massacre. >> if a psychologist or a psychiatrist feels a patient may pose a threat in most states they are o
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 4:55am EDT
looks like at wilkins avenue. no problems whatsoever. >>> james holmes expected in court today to be officially charged in his crimes against those in the colorado theater. brandy is live in aurora with the latest on this. >> reporter: good morning, in a few hours we will hear the charges filed against james holmes for the first time, comes as the victims of the tragedy deal with more heart break. the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24 year old james holmes ten days after the movie theater massacre. holmes could face hundreds of charges, 12 count of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder, first degree assault and reckless endangerment for the explosion is found in his apartment. ashley's stepmother says she will be in the courtroom ashley not only lost her 6-year-old daughter veronica in the shooting spree, she too was shot several times and has suffered a miscarriage. >> it's because of stress, it was because of trauma. ashley has been through a lot. >> reporter: so have the victims families, many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the c
ABC
Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
formally charged 24-year-old james holmes today. we have the very latest. >> reporter: james holmes looked the same as he did last week in court, at times dazed and confused with bright orange hair. only this time cameras were not allowed inside as the prosecution laid out 142 charges against him. >> 24 counts of murder in the first degree. 116 attempts. one count of class four felony possession of an explosive device. >> reporter: in a show of solidarity, many of the victims and their families attended the hearing and heard the accused killer speak for the first time. when the judge asked if holmes wanted to waive his right to a speedy trial -- >> i believe he should be locked away for the rest of his life. >> reporter: when the judge mentioned the death penalty, holmes looked at him and he ordered the return of the journal. >> that anyone can take away somebody's life by just going to the movies, and i also felt sorry for him in the sense that here was a brilliant person that could have done a lot of good. >> reporter: there was a silent message for holmes in court. several victims wore
FOX
Jul 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
are outside the apartment of the subject, james eagan holmes. authorities so far have been unable to diffuse the express i haves and boobytraps inside. the threeter in aurora remains closed. police say it's a massive crime scene that will take days to process. law enforcement including agents from the f.b.i. and a.t.f. have been gathering evidence and are still trying to figure out what led to the killing rampage. 12 people died and 58 others were injured. 11 remain in critical condition. this was one of the largest mass shootings in u.s. history. >> the thing that affects me most is just seeing that young girl just laying there just shot. she's just a little kid still. you know, like how -- like it's just not right. >> and coming up in 30 minutes, we will go live to aurora, colorado, for more on what investigators are doing this morning. >>> aurora's police chief became emotional when describing what yesterday was like for his own officers. >> our cops went through a lot. they rushed people out of that -- that theater, into police cars. -- >> chief dan oates says the officers arrived within
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
rampage will make his first court appearance in about 30 minutes. 24-year-old james holmes is accused of shooting 70 people at the packed midnight premier friday of the latest batman film. at least ten victims are still in the hospital this morning. aurora police say holmes planned the shooting for at least four months collecting weapons at both his workplace and his apartment. police say it could take months to determine a motive. >>> meanwhile, more than 10,000 people gathered in front of the movie theater to honor the victims. leann greg has the latest now from aurora, colorado. ♪ >> reporter: more than 10,000 people gathered in unity to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us and helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> reporter: a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl, a navy sailor, an air force reservist, and two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives cut short. the president addressed a grieving community and talked privately with families of the
CBS
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
holmes -- 24-year-old james hole him will make his first appearance in court. he will be charged with shooting and killing 12 people at the opening of the latest batman movie. >> delia goncalves is tracking what's expected to happen today. >> reporter: good morning. james holmes appears in court at 9:30. he will be represented by a public defender after he reportedly stopped cooperating with investigators, this following the disclosure that he had a booby trap in his apartment. this morning we're learning much more detail about this 24- year-old. ' plied to a online gun club. before his application was reviewed, he was denied access. we also learned on july 2 he purchased $300 of tactical equipment. that company says they are shocked and appalled that he used their equipment in the massacre. our andean mccarren -- andean mccarren who was in colorado said he made the decision to deny holmes after listening to his voice mail. >> the voice mail was a very low base guttural sounding, rambling, incoherent deal that was strange, bizarre, a little freakish. one of my staff members calle
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